Registration for the largest ever convening of academic researchers working on sustainable finance and investment is now open. The GRASFI 2nd Annual Conference is being hosted by the University of Oxford and runs from 4th - 5th September 2019. The Conference Committee are seeking 40 high quality papers for the conference. Papers will be presented in sessions organised by asset class or a cross-cutting theme. Within each session papers are likely to come from different disciplines to foster inter-disciplinary collaboration and learning. Papers will be presented over 14 conference sessions. Draft session themes are: • Banking • Innovative methods and datasets (e.g. geospatial analysis, big data, machine learning etc) • Bonds • Insurance and Reinsurance • Cognition and Behaviour • Listed Equities • Corporate Governance • Nature and Biodiversity • Environmental performance and credit quality • Pension Funds • Financial Regulation and Supervision • Sovereign Investors (SWFs, state-owned banks etc) • Infrastructure Investment • Stranded Assets The Call for Papers can be found here. The Conference is is preceded on Wednesday 3rd September 2019 by a PhD workshop, where pre-selected PhD students will be invited to present their papers or projects. Faculty and senior researchers from Alliance Universities will provide feedback, as well advice on research, publications, and careers. Details of the PhD workshop is available here. There will also be other side events and workshops on the 3rd September.
There will be a day proceeding the conference on Friday 6th September for the Alliance Organising Committee. This will include Alliance strategy sessions on key areas of future cooperation, a debrief on the 2nd Annual Conference and a discussion of plans for the 3rd Annual Conference hosted by Columbia University in 2020. While this is an academic conference we have a limited number of places allocated to practitioners, civil servants, regulators, and civil society working on sustainable finance. You can find out more about these opportunities to attend here.